While writing flavor descriptions for wines, sometimes it can feel like we’re trying really hard to be weird or romantic in an effort to get your attention. Other times they can be so broad that it's just a useless adjective because we couldn’t figure out what to say. Red fruit? Baking spices? There’s a lot of room for interpretation with those.The truth is: most wine descriptions sommeliers come up with are just that. Does anyone actually know what Sri Lankan star fruit tastes like? Or what’s the difference between crushed rocks and wet rocks? Here’s our rundown of more useful but also specific flavor descriptions than “the cobblestones of Paris on a rainy evening in July”– shut up, Pierre.